TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – A Tallahassee man was arrested after video showed him swinging a metal shovel at a repossession agent attempting to take a car.
William Louis Heatherly, 41, was booked into the Leon County Detention Center on Wednesday on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and released on a $2,500 bond.
Heatherly threatened a repossession agent he saw attempting to repossess a car he previously owned, according to a probable cause affidavit.
During the incident, Heatherly entered the 2009 Chevy Tahoe as it was attached to the tow truck’s boom.
He tried, unsuccessfully, to drive the Tahoe off the tow truck while the tow truck boom had the back end of the vehicle hoisted in the air.
After that, Heatherly threatened to cut the agent’s throat and threatened him with a shovel.
The agent said that when Heatherly came within striking distance of him, and then swung the shovel at him, the agent got his stun gun from his tow truck to keep Heatherly at bay.
A video the repo man’s fiancee recorded showed Heatherly threatening him with the shovel, the court document said.
Tallahassee Police Department officers who reviewed the video said it showed Heatherly coming out of his carport with the shovel and swinging it only a foot from the repo man.